Three people have been arrested by officers from the Directorate of Crime Intelligence for their alleged involvement in the distribution of threatening leaflets dropped in Katabi- Entebbe municipality in Wakiso district.
CP Fred Enanga Police Spokesperson, identifies the suspects as William Lubega mechanic, Asadu Kirigwajo a former bodyguard to the Katabi town council LC III Chairperson and Ronald Barugu who has been on the wanted lists of criminals behind several robberies in Wakiso district.
The suspects were picked up in connection to anonymous letters threatening to harm Kalema together with John Marry and Andrew Ssebowa among others including journalists in Entebbe municipality.
Enanga says that those behind the letter asked their targeted victims to either pay Shillings 2 million or face their wrath.
Preliminary police findings indicate that the suspects have been using anonymous letters as a cover-up for their criminal activities in the past. It’s alleged that the suspects are part of the gangs behind a spate of motor-vehicle number plate thefts and house break-ins among others.
"Because of this wave of panga-wielding assailants in the Masaka greater region, they adopted the method and started threatening residents with anonymous letters. So, with the help of Kirigwajo Asadu, the former bodyguard of the mayor, they dropped letters at his home and threatened his life demanding money from him, after that, they continued dropping these anonymous letters to other people including journalists,” Enanga said.
He added that the gang leader is one Taata Muzei who is currently on the run. Police also says that William Lubega has been the major supplier of housebreaking implements. Detectives are still pursuing other suspects still at large.